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Malaysia considers microchips in car number plates to curb theft, cloning

Malaysian transport authorities have decided to install microchips in registration plates of vehicles. It is expected that this new law will help reduce incidents of car theft and car cloning. Moreover, it will also help to track down motorists who fail to pay their traffic summonses. According to the Sunday Mail report, the microchips will have information about the vehicle owner, the driver, the engine, chassis numbers and even the colour and…

Tracking Dart

Delta police use GPS darts to track fleeing vehicles

Canada: Eight Delta police vehicles have been equipped with GPS dart technology that allows officers to attach a tracking projectile onto a suspect vehicle that fails to stop.  The dart is placed inside a compartment on the grill of the police vehicle and can be activated from inside. Once launched, it attaches to the rear bumper or licence plate of an offending vehicle, and the officer is able to track it through a GPS system. Read…

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NICB Reveals Mystery Device That Opens and Starts Vehicles

DES PLAINES, Ill., Dec. 7, 2016 – The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says new technology is being used to not only unlock and open vehicles, but to also start and steal them. NICB recently obtained one of the so-called “mystery devices” that the public was first warned about over two years ago (release). At the time, thieves were being seen on security cameras across the country, using unknown devices to unlock…

Car Thieves Stay Busy Around the Holidays

NICB Says Car Thieves Stay Busy Around the Holidays When you’re making the rounds at the stores this holiday season, make sure your car isn’t on someone’s gift list. Unattended vehicles, especially those loaded with valuables, make attractive targets for thieves. Source:…